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Most Reliable Incubator?

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Hello friends,

 

I'm new to this site, and to raising chickens.  I have decided I want to hatch chicks, and am curious what brand of incubator is the most reliable/high quality to use.  I see there are many "cheap Chinese" versions available, but those don't seem like they'll hold up.  Any information you could provide about incubators (and the process of incubation) would be much appreciated!

 

I'm sure this topic has been covered multiple times, and I apologize for bringing it up again.  Just didn't want to sort through thousands of pages and posts to find the answer!  Thanks!

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Hello friends,

 

I'm new to this site, and to raising chickens.  I have decided I want to hatch chicks, and am curious what brand of incubator is the most reliable/high quality to use.  I see there are many "cheap Chinese" versions available, but those don't seem like they'll hold up.  Any information you could provide about incubators (and the process of incubation) would be much appreciated!

 

I'm sure this topic has been covered multiple times, and I apologize for bringing it up again.  Just didn't want to sort through thousands of pages and posts to find the answer!  Thanks!

:welcome

 

If money is not an issue - the Brinseas.  Looking for a reliable mid line incubator, Hovabators (They have many models, 1588 is one of the most popluar right now.)  Another noteable but pricey bator is the R-Coms.  Try to stay away from the styros the tractor supply stores sell. Little giants and FIs. They are more work then anything.

 

As for hatching itself, there's some decent threads here on BYC, I also recommend:

An alternitive prespective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

Humidity help: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com/blog/throw-away-those-incubator-manuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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